Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney

Prevent your loved ones from facing financial, administrative or legal problems.

You want to know more about powers of attorney? You want to understand the difference between holographic and attested wills? You are not sure if common-law partners have any right to the estate?

Will and Estate laws in Ontario cover many legal aspects to ensure that an estate is distributed as per the wishes of the deceased and the loved ones are protected against financial, administrative or legal problems.

The Centre can help you understand your rights and obligations so you can handle your legal problems relating to wills, estates, trusts, beneficiaries, income tax, etc.

For more information

The Ontario Legal Information Centre

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal issue in Ontario.

The Centre’s services are confidential and offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. There are no admissibility criteria. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

Days A.M. P.M. By phone appointment only
Monday Closed 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.